Decent weather days are getting few and far between it seems, so when the forecast called for light winds and temps near 40 with no rain, I had to take a day off work and go fishing. I swung by and picked up my crappie mentor, Lee Dilly, and for a change of pace, we hit the road for parts unknown. Turned out to be the best quality crappie day we've ever had. Fishing deep structure in 39 degree water, we managed to bring 55 crappie to the boat. Out of that group, we had 16 fish that were over 12 inches. Eleven of those were over 13 inches, and seven were over 14 inches. The smallest of the seven weighed 1.25 pounds and they went up from there. Not certain of the total weight as we didn't weigh them all, but certainly over 9lbs. and likely pushing 10. Nearly every one of them had bulging bellies, and one even had the protruding tail of what we estimated was a 4"-5" gizzard shad stuck down it's throat. We took several pictures of the fish, which you can see below. However, I've done a little "editing" to help camouflage the specific lake. I know they're "just" crappies, but these fish are grouped up in very specific spots right now, and it would be easy for someone that recognized the lake, and especially the more specific locations on that lake, to do some damage. We released every fish today back to the water after quick pics and measurements, so they'll be there for others to enjoy, and to procreate next spring and spread their big fish genes.